June 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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PPA Gets Three-Month Reprieve

A Rockaway charter school that has been earmarked for closure by the city’s Department of Education has won a reprieve, perhaps up to three months, as the result of a decision by a Queens Supreme Court judge last week. More...

Male Shot On BCD,Van Or SUV Involved

Police blocked off Beach Channel Drive between Beach 57 and Beach 58 Streets on May 24 after a 37-year-old male was shot as he stood on the sidewalk. More...

DOE: Rockaway Principals Are Rated A-OK

Far Rockaway High School has been closed since last June, the victim of the New York City Department of Education and its insistence that the school was a failure because of “persistent educational failure.” More...

School News

‘As The Pages Turn’ Wows Audiences At PS 114

PS 114 presented audiences last week with a second grade show dubbed “As the Pages Turn,“ a musical celebration of books. It was presented under the direction of teacher Mrs. Levy. More...

PS/MS 47Q School Happenings Keep Kids Busy

Grades 6, 7, and 8 at PS/MS 47 participated in an all-star field hockey tournament on Friday, May 18. There was a tie between the East Side and the West Side teams. More...

Milestones

Rockaway Music Teacher’s Student Shines

John Stapleton, a senior at St. Edmund Preparatory High School, recently performed for the Prep community during an evening event celebrating the fine arts department. More...

Four Generations Celebrate Birthdays

Far right: Richard George, May 24; his father, Alfred George, 87 years old, June 5; Luciana Edwards, one year old, May 4; held by her grandmother, Carol Ann Myers, May 30; behind her daughter Tiffany More...

Scholars’ Students Compete In Poetry Slam

On May 21 five Scholars’ Academy students participated in the CFN 112 Poetry Slam at the Poet’s House in Battery Park City. More...

Editorial/Opinion

A Summer Season To Look Forward To

On May 25, the Department of Parks officially opened the beaches in Rockaway with a ceremony presided over by Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe and Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski. More...

EDITORIAL COMMENT

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Wave Price Increases Today

Beginning with this edition, the newsstand price of The Wave will increase to 50 cents, the first increase in more than 25 years. More...

Obits

Ivelaw Arthur

Letter Carrier

Ivelaw Arthur, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 18. Arthur was a Rockaway resident for more than 25 years and worked as a letter carrier. He was preceded in death by his mother, Vivienne and brother, Wheatland. More...

Paulette Baskerville

Dietician

Paulette Baskerville, a longtime Rockaway resident, died March 14. Baskerville was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was a certified dietician who lived in Rockaway for more than 35 years. More...

Ebelle Cloud

HHA

Ebelle Cloud, a longtime Rockaway resident, died May 14. Cloud was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. She lived in Rockaway for more than 30 years and worked as a home health aide. More...

‘Quick Work’ Saves Teen

Goes Into Cardiac Arrest On The Beach

A 14-year-old teen with a history of cardiac problems was brought back to life on the Rockaway beachfront on Memorial Day by some quick-thinking onlookers and local firefighters. More...

Community

Free Shakespeare Productions Making Rockaway Stops

For the past five summers, Hip to Hip, a not-for-profit theater group from Queens, has been captivating audiences across the borough performing classic, yet easy to interpret “Free Shakespeare in the Park.” And for the first time in their More...

The Leaning Poles Of 116 Street

Belle Harbor resident Stephen Berger has noticed that the telephone poles near the HSBC Bank on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street have been leaning precariously for several months and are lean More...

The Second Annual Unity In The Community Talent Show

The 101 Precinct Community Council and Goldie Maple Academy presented a show with something for everyone. There was dancing, including praise worship dancing, singing, rapping, and stepping. A distinguished five-member panel judged the competition. More...

Entertainment/Lifestyles

MovieScope

‘Monsieur Lazhar’ – Teacher Extraordinaire

“Monsieur Lazhar” takes a secure place among the great “teacher” movies (“To Sir With Love,” “Mr. Holland’s Opus,” 1939 version of “Goodbye Mr. Chips”). More...

Columnists

Health & Harmony

A local entrepreneur, Michael Reinhardt, shared with me the many healthy aspects of surfing. More...

Beachcomber

It seems that former patients of the shuttered Peninsula Hospital Center might have problems in accessing their medical records once the bankruptcy process is done, the hospital is sold and the records are shipped off to a private storage and retriev More...

Dorothy Dunne

Breezy Pointers Catch View Of Ships

For those fortunate enough, it was a sight to see the array of ships that passed by the tip of Breezy Point on their way to New York Harbor. They knew with assurance THE FLEET WAS IN! More...

Sports

RLL Players Soar In Pitch, Hit And Run Contest

Every kid dreams of playing at Citi Field or Yankee Stadium. Ten Rockaway Little League players took a step in that direction by earning medals in the sectional Pitch, Hit and Run contest last week. More...

High School Report

Scholars Fall In Semis

The Scholars’ Academy softball team was just three outs away from clinching a berth in the PSAL softball Class ‘B’ finals. More...

Dolphins Tennis Wins Second Place Trophy

The Beach Channel/Channel View boys varsity tennis team had an 8-2 winning season that placed them in the playoffs. On May 11, the team won a second place trophy during the PSAL Class C championship at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center. More...

Letters

No Train In Their Backyard

Dear Editor, The emotional statement by Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz opposing the reopening of the Rockaway Beach Line recalls a meeting we had with the Councilwoman and Assemblyman Michael Cohen, More...

More Penner Thoughts

Dear Editor, Former New York City Comptroller and 2009 losing Democratic Party Mayoral candidate William Thompson is a profile in courage for resigning as chairman of the Battery Park City Authority. He is now free to run full time for Mayor More...

Offensive Generalities

Dear Editor, One of our goals as public school educators is to work towards a more just and equal society. In my mind, such a society is one that includes, protects, and accommodates individuals with disabilities. More...


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